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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Alice et le Maire

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h43
World premiere

Synopsis

Paul Théraneau, the mayor of Lyon, is in existential crisis. After 30 years in politics, he feels totally empty and devoid of ideas. As a fix for this problem, his aides bring a brilliant young philosopher, Alice Heimann, into his inner circle. A dialogue develops between Alice and the mayor and the two become closer, which calls into question everything they were most sure of.
Gradually, the inevitable question arises: are philosophy and political necessity compatible?

Director

Nicolas Pariser

Nicolas Pariser was born in Paris in 1974. In 2000, after studying law, philosophy, art history and cinema, he has become a film critic for the magazine Sofa and subsequently worked with Pierre Rissient for four years. Between 2008 and 2013, he made three short films. In 2015, his first feature film, The Great Game won the Louis Delluc prize for a first feature. Alice and the Mayor is his second feature.

Anaïs Demoustier
Antoine Reinartz
Fabrice Luchini
Léonie Simaga
Nora Hamzawi

Screenplay
Nicolas Pariser

Photography
Sébastien Buchmann

Sound
Daniel Sobrino

Production design
Wouter Zoon

Editing
Christel Dewynter

Musique
Benjamin Esdraffo

Production
Bizibi
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Foreign sales
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Distribution
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Publicist
France
Agnès Chabot
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agnes.chabot9@orange.fr
assistée de : Paulina Gautier-Mons
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Title in Original Version : Alice and the Mayor
Release date : 2 October 2019

Cannes projection

May 18
12h00
Théâtre Croisette

17h45
Théâtre Croisette

May 19
19h00
Studio 13

May 20
16h30
Cinéma Le Raimu

Press release

Nicolas Pariser orchestre d’une main de maître une rencontre au sommet /// Le Figaro

La transparence de la mise en scène, la justesse des dialogues, la tenue des acteurs conspirent ici à un film lucide et subtil, qui fait toute sa part à la cruelle complexité des choses. Une œuvre précieuse, en un mot. /// Le Monde

inspiration rohmérienne /// Bulles du culture

un grand film politique et intime /// Les Inrocks

un grand film politico-rohmérien /// Télérama

Belle prouesse /// L’Obs

Fabrice Luchini en maire désabusé /// France Info

“Alice et Le maire”, comédie politique remarquablement bien écrite /// Abus de ciné